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  • July 18, 2017 3:48 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Jairo Alza

    Jairo Alza, Elford, Inc. promoted to Project Manager.

  • July 17, 2017 11:09 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Troy Wilburn (Limbach Company, LLC) for the installation of prefabricated clean suites at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

  • June 28, 2017 9:50 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Source:  Crane Watch - A five-story apartment complex is planned along downtown’s Topiary Park, Columbus Ohio,  as part of a broader residential makeover being put forward by Motorists Insurance Group. The Columbus-based insurance company on Tuesday detailed the first phase of a redevelopment proposal for a sea of surface parking lots it owns near its East Broad Street tower.

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  • June 23, 2017 8:10 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Ohio Construction Safety Excellence Award Winners (CSEA) recognizes companies overall safety program

    •      The Great Lakes Construction Co:  Heavy Under 1 Million Hours
    •      Independence Excavating Inc:  Heavy Over 1 Million Hours
    •      Richard Goettle, Inc:  Specialty Under 500,000 Hours
    •      TP Mechanical Contractors:  Specialty Over 1 Million Hours
    •      Elford, Inc:  Building 100,000-500,000 Hours
    •      Donley’s Inc:  Building Over 1 Million Hours

    Certificate of Commendations for National AGC Safety Awards (NASA) (zero incidence rate or rate 25% below division average for 2016; companies must participate for three consecutive years)

    •      Elford, Inc.
    •      Lincoln Construction
    •      Panzica Construction
    •      Settle Muter Electric
    •     TP Mechanical Contractors
    •      Trisco Systems, Inc.
    •      Tuttle Construction
  • June 23, 2017 2:43 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Lima-based Tuttle Construction was presented the National AGC Safety Award (NASA) for achieving a zero incident rate during 2016 and recognition of its consecutive years of safety leadership in the construction industry. The Associated General Contractors (AGC) of Ohio presented the commendation to Tuttle Construction at a recent AGC of Ohio Safety Luncheon in Columbus, Ohio.

    Tuttle Construction has been an award winning leader in construction safety because of its dedication to the development and implementation of premier safety programs, continuous safety training, in addition to work site hazard identification and control. "Workplace safety is essential to the success of any construction project and should not be taken for granted," said Paul S. Crow, President/CEO of Tuttle Construction. "It is an ongoing priority at Tuttle to excel at workplace safety, and be an industry safety role model." Tuttle’s success has been and will continue to be based on adherence to exceptional safety and quality performance standards.

    Recognizing AGC Contractor Members for Safety Excellence Since 1926, the National AGC Safety Awards (NASA) program has been an ongoing effort to offer AGC members an opportunity to evaluate their safety record. NASA compares a member's safety record with other AGC members according to the member size and construction type. Additionally, NASA provides a great opportunity for contractor members to compete for nationally recognized awards that have excellent safety records.

    About Tuttle Construction
    Since its origin in 1928, Tuttle has built a strong reputation throughout the region by consistently exceeding customer’s expectations. Tuttle offers a wide range of construction services for the industrial, institutional and commercial markets. Operating on a philosophy based on professional ethics and high standards, Tuttle is driven to provide successful projects that include value-added intangibles, which foster long-term relationships. For more information, please visit

  • May 18, 2017 8:27 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Metal Construction News has ranked Rudolph Libbe Inc., of Walbridge, OH, among the nation’s leading pre-engineered metal builders of 2016.

    The national magazine lists Rudolph Libbe at 43rd place for square footage and 61st for tonnage, with 742 tons and 402,100 square feet of pre-engineered steel metal buildings in 2016.

    Rudolph Libbe has been an authorized Varco-Pruden building supplier for over 30 years.   

    Rudolph Libbe Inc.
    Rudolph Libbe Inc. (RLI) offers a complete range of project delivery methods including general contracting, design/build and construction management. Based in Toledo, Ohio for more than 60 years, RLI is the region’s largest direct employer of skilled construction craftspeople. Markets served include automotive, commercial/retail, educational, food processing, government/institutional, healthcare, hospitality/recreation, industrial/manufacturing, metals, power/petrochemical and warehouse/distribution.

    RLI is part of the Rudolph Libbe Group (RLG), a one-stop provider of construction services that range from site selection and financing to ongoing facility management. The full-service contractor, comprised of RLI, GEM Inc., GEM Energy, Lehman Daman and Rudolph Libbe Properties, operates as one team. RLG is headquartered in Toledo with offices in Cleveland, Columbus and Lima, Ohio; Ithaca, New York and Plymouth, Michigan. For additional information, visit and @RLGbuilds.

  • May 18, 2017 10:39 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    John A. Gambill has joined the Columbus office of McDonald Hopkins LLC, a business advisory and advocacy law firm. He comes to McDonald Hopkins after five years with his own firm, Gambill & Associates Co., L.P.A.

    As an associate in the firm's Litigation Department, Gambill will primarily focus on construction law. He has represented contractors and project owners in claims arising out of construction projects of all sizes. Gambill has litigated cases from inception to conclusion, including arguing a complex contractual issue before the Ohio Supreme Court.

    Although he has extensive experience in civil litigation, Gambill also has considerable experience helping businesses with legal matters outside the courtroom. "John's understanding of transactional matters helps his clients avoid litigation, whenever possible," said James J. Giszczak, chair of McDonald Hopkins' Litigation Department. "We are so pleased that he chose to join our firm."

    Gambill earned his J.D. from Cleveland State University's Cleveland-Marshall College of Law and a Bachelor of Arts in business and economics from Muskingum College. He can be reached at 614-484-0703 or

    About McDonald Hopkins
    Founded in 1930, McDonald Hopkins is a business advisory and advocacy law firm with locations in Cleveland, Chicago, Columbus, Detroit, Miami, and West Palm Beach. With more than 50 service and industry teams, the firm has the expertise and knowledge to meet the growing number of legal and business challenges our clients face. For more information about McDonald Hopkins, visit        

  • May 18, 2017 9:05 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The AGC of Ohio Scholarship Fund awards scholarships to outstanding students interested in pursuing a career in the construction industry. This year, Robert H. Moyer, Mosser Construction, Inc., presented the 2017 AGC of Northwest Ohio Robert H. Moyer Scholarship to Robert Schaffer, a senior at the University of Toledo majoring in Civil Engineering with a minor in Business.

    Mr. Schaffer is fromWillard, Ohio, and upon graduation, plans to pursue his Master’s Degree in Business Administration and begin his career in project management.

    "The experiences I have had at college and through the co-op program have better prepared me for the road ahead. With the help of knowledgeable individuals and outstanding companies, I believe that we can build a bright future for generations to come," Schaffer said.

    In 2006, the AGC of Northwest Ohio funded this scholarship in honor of Robert H. Moyer in appreciation of his continued dedication to the construction industry and in honor of his AGC of Ohio Pinnacle Award for Lifetime Achievement.

  • May 12, 2017 11:17 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Austin Company ( continues its tradition of outstanding safety practices in design, engineering and construction, and was again recognized by Liberty Mutual with a Silver Safety Award for working over 1.3 million man-hours without a lost time accident. In addition, Austin was recognized for being 60 percent below industry Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) for 2016.

    “This is a remarkable achievement,” states Charlie Engel, director of QA/QC - safety and health with The Austin Company. “Austin’s remarkable safety record is a testament to our employees’ dedication and commitment to putting safety first every day.”

    This is another major safety milestone for The Austin Company and reflects the firm’s commitment to uncompromised safety and quality and safety on every job performed. Excellent safety performance not only enables everyone to go home at the end of the day without injury, but it also reflects a discipline on the job site that promotes quality and collaboration.

  • May 08, 2017 3:53 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Turner Construction Company will stop work on 1,000 jobsites around the world to deliver an important safety message to 50,000 trade contractors and other industry partners.

    Columbus, OH, May 5, 2017 – Turner Construction Company is pleased to announce that once again this year, it will stop work on projects around the world to engage trade contractors on key safety topics related to this year’s theme, Coaching and Practicing Critical Safe Behavior.

    Stand-Down presentations will focus on reducing the most common causes of jobsite incidents – such as slips, trips, and falls – by practicing a number of key safety behaviors, and by fostering a culture of active caring. In a culture of active caring, all project team members are empowered to stop work and give constructive feedback to their colleagues if they observe at-risk behavior. And all team members are gracious when receiving feedback, recognizing that it reflects respect, care, and a commitment to mutual responsibility.

    While teams on each and every project will hold a Stand-Down this week, large project teams participating throughout Ohio will include the National Veterans Memorial & Museum in Columbus, Union Terminal Museum Center in Cincinnati, Case Western Reserve University Health Education Campus in Cleveland, and ProMedica Generations of Care Tower in Toledo. A representative from Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will also be present at these project sites to support and reinforce the Stand-Down message topic of Coaching and Practicing Safe Behavior.

    More than six million people go to work on a construction site every day in this country, and this year they’ll complete in excess of $1 trillion of construction. “A Safety Stand-Down gives us a chance to gather and reaffirm our collective commitment to sending every one of those workers home safe every day,” said Brian Mooney, vice president and general manager of Turner’s Columbus office. “It is also a valuable opportunity to thank them, and recognize them for their continued dedication to safety and health.”

    About Turner Construction Company
    Turner is a North America-based, international construction services company. Founded in 1902, Turner first made its mark on the industry pioneering the use of steel-reinforced concrete for general building, which enabled the company to deliver safer, stronger, and more efficient buildings to clients. The company continues to embrace emerging technologies and offers an increasingly diverse set of services. With an annual construction volume of $11 billion, Turner is the largest builder in the United States, ranking first in the major market segments of the building construction field, including healthcare, education, sports, commercial, and green building. For more information please visit

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